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The Power of Oxygen
Everything in your body depends on the brain. From basic functions like breathing to complex activity like interpreting senses or storing memories, your brain is the command center of your body, and its most complex organ. Like all organs, the brain needs Oxygen and it demands more Oxygen than most organs, for example far more than the heart. In fact, while it makes up only 2% of your body mass, the brain uses over 20% of the Oxygen you take in. As we age, our bodies become less efficient at channeling Oxygen. This is why, as you age, you experience a gradual reduction in physical performance.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT)
All living cells are Oxygen dependent. The basic goal of HBOT is to increase the amount of Oxygen delivered to the body tissues. HBOT is the application of two variables - increased pressure and increased Oxygen. The normal plasma Oxygen by volume is 3% (0.3 ml O2/100 ml blood), under HBOT conditions the Oxygen saturation increases 10-20 times that of breathing room air at normal sea level atmospheric pressure. Through the blood, the enriched Oxygen is delivered to various body organs and tissues accelerating the physiological healing processes. HBOT may improve the outcome of a wide variety of health challenges, usually as part on an overall medical care plan.
Under hyperbaric conditions, Oxygen molecules become reduced in size to more easily dissolve into the liquid portion of the blood, ie clusters of "charged" jellyfish moving in "symphony". Increased dissolved Oxygen in the plasma is readily transported throughout the body to speed healing, regeneration, performance and optimal living.
What are the Benefits of HBOT?
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is an all-natural, non-invasive treatment that may improve the quality of life of the patient in many areas. Many persistent health challenges due to hypoxia, have the potential of improving outcomes when combined with HBOT.
Enhancement of the body’s natural ability to heal and regenerate
Increased plasma and cerebrospinal fluid loading capacity of Oxygen, not achievable at normal sea level pressure
New capillary formation
Revitalized mitochondria respiration and function
Aiding in fighting infection
Upregulates anti inflammatory expressions
Proliferation and migration of stem cells
Reduces inflammatory cytokines pathways including IL-1β, IL-6, IL-8, TNF-α, S100B through several transcription factors regulating inflammation, including hypoxia inducible factor 1 (HIF-1), Nrf2 and NFkB
Increases the counter-inflammatory pathways including IL-4, IL-10, IL-13, GM-CSF (Granulocyte Macrophage Colony Stimulating Factor), BDNF (Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factor) levels
Healing cannot take place without appropriate Oxygen levels in the tissue and cells. Many chronic disorders and injuries fail to heal properly because of inadequate Oxygen levels (hypoxia). Inflammation, swelling, and reduced blood flow contribute to non-healing. This means adequate Oxygen is unable to reach the damaged area.
* Be at your best, whatever your age. Relax, watch a movie or an educational documentary and let Oxygen do the work at a cellular level throughout your entire body. Then enjoy the benefits.
We have over 25 years of clinical experience using Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy applied with personalised treatment plans. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy plus standard treatment enhances the efficacy and outcomes for those confronted with serious health challenges. In addition to routine blood work, we encourage specific Cytokine Testing, adapted ketogenic diets, nutritional coaching and supplements based on specific cytokine markers. Other past and present therapies include LOKOMAT (Robotic Gait Assisted Walking), Monorail Walking, Vibration Training, Cryotherapy, VacuMED and VacuSports (Lower Body Negative Compression).